Architecture / New York

Daily What?! Ganesh Temple in Flushing and Its Hidden Canteen

The Bowne Street entrance of the Temple of Ganesh in Flushing. 

Across the street from a row of residential houses in Flushing, Queens, there’s a large and seemingly out-of-place building with entrances so intricately carved they look like they belong attached to an Indian temple. This building is the worship center Ganesh Temple, and …

Architecture / Paris

Berthier’s Door: Found in Paris

BldgBlog recently posted about a door to nowhere in Paris, installed four years ago in the 3rd arrondisement. Complete with fake address, facade, faux business sign and a Parisian-style door with a central doorknob (now missing), it still exists today.